Halmstad is perhaps THE golf city in Sweden with more than ten courses within its municipality borders. Tylösand is the most famous one and very scenic - a course so good it gets to host the Solheim Cup and such. This is why I have linked to that one below, and as you can see it also has information in English. I have also linked to Halmstad tourist office's golf page which can keep you updated on what alternatives there are.
The picture here is of something quite unusual in Sweden, Adventure Golf - a mix between the two golf types. This can also be found in Tylösand. Not quite the Real McCoy but great family entertainment.
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The River Nissan is one of the most famous salmon rivers of south Sweden and has been ever since the 17th century, even if it had a crisis between the 1920s-1970s before it recovered again, Fishing is allowed almost everywhere along the river as long as you have a valid fishing license for the part of the river that you want to fish in (they are divided into 9 sectors) and follow the time restrictions. Fishing generally starts 1 March but in some sectors it is mid May to September only. There are also loads of lakes with other fish. You can buy a license at the tourist office or in selected sports shops.
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Well, Halmstad BK is a very good football club and they hae made many start and the last for the moment is Fredrik Ljungberg. Niclas Alexandersson has also plaed here, but he finished his career in IFK Göteborg this season (2008).
Prince Bertil's Path
Starting at Halmstad Castle, you can walk all along the sea, past stone quarries, fishing cottages, beaches and scenic forests with bridges until you reach Tylösand which is 9 kilometres from Halmstad by car, but this path adds a bit, so at 13 kilometres it is a day's walking if you rest somewhere. It is named after Prince Bertil who was the Duke of Halland and spent time in the city. You can also get around here if you are disabled as in fact the path started as an inventory to just how welcoming Halmstad was to the disabled.
Equipment: Good shoes and a bottle of water.
- Hiking and Walking
Top league football
Yep. Halmstad has a team in the top football (soccer) league, Allsvenskan, and this is where Fredrik Ljungberg made his debut as a top player. I have only been to a game here once, but little Örjans Vall is a cosy arena and I really recommend it.
Equipment: Money for a hot dog :)
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Trotting is big in Sweden and Halmstad has one of the cosiest race courses in the country. Sadly, I have no picture of it despite my father even having a share in a horse here once, so you will have to make do with a picture from Axevalla instead. The racecourse has races once a week but also the occational V75 race which is the biggest type of racing meeting and which takes place somewhere in Sweden every Saturday. You can bet on winners or 1-3rd in each race and/or put together a V5 or more as part of a system of races. There is also a restaurant at the racecourse although there you should book to get a good table. Otherwise you won't starve as there are simple snack bars too. Trotting is not something posh in Sweden, on the contrary, and it is quite a family affair and seen as a day out even though men on their own of course dominate :)))
Equipment: Money :)
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